Monday, November 9, 2015

My Thankful 30 {2015} Days 1-5

As soon as I figured out the album for my mini, it was just a matter of finding the time to begin working on my pages. I had thought I'd pick up one of those cute WRMK 4x4 albums, but honestly, I didn't want to wait for it to be shipped.

Instead I decided to make my own and remembered a recent mini album I'd seen Brandi use and was intrigued by the style. I cut some chipboard for the album construction and used Mod Podge to adhere patterned paper to the cover and then embellished it.

For my pages, I cut white card stock and using the small kit I assembled I was ready to get under way. I printed my photos at 2x2 and then using the scrap pieces from my white card stock, I matted my pictures.

My journaling is going to be added to the back of each page and since I'm leaning towards typing it, I'll do that when I can make the most of filling up a sheet of paper. I'm posting my photos on Instagram, so my journaling is there and I don't have to worry about forgetting anything.

If you feel like jumping in with My Thankful 30 or creating any sort of gratitude project this month, let me know, I'd love to see what you make!

patterned paper, die cuts - Pink Paislee {Cedar Lane}
wood veneer hoop - Crate Paper {Craft Market}
Give Thanks mini flair - Feed Your Craft
die cut leaves - Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves craft dies
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
other - gold thread, Sizzix Big Shot


  1. I love this - each page is lovely and it seems like your approach will lead to a finished project.

  2. Love these Elise! Your photos matted on white totally look like Instax photos!

  3. What a wonderful little project this is turning out to be. I thought you had instax photos at first too, LOL but then read they were matted. Very clever!

  4. Beautiful pages. I love this little booklet type form, so cool and clever. Lovely project. Michelle t

  5. Good for you for taking the challenge and putting your own beautiful album together, Elise! I'm loving the cozy feel of the cover page and all of the wonderful inside pages too. :)

  6. Pretty pages! So clever to put all your journaling on IG!

  7. I've missed so much and have spent time looking back at your posts. Amazing projects and such lovely flair Elise x

  8. This is lovely! Even though I'm not crafty enough for minis like this, I love browsing your inspiration!

  9. Love the album format you went with, it is fun to make it yourself. I loved the PP Cedar Lane papers, so dreamy. You did fabulous work with the line!


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